Tools needed for the removal of old webbing and the spline that held it in place include a hammer or mallet, 6 to 8 hardwood wedges (sold by caning suppliers), a heavy-duty pair of scissors, a sharp craft or wallboard knife, and two chisels.
The chisels are used to dig out the old spline, and to trim off the excess cane after the new webbing is in place. The best chisel for the trimming is a very sharp I-inch wood chisel. The chisel used to remove the old spline may be hard to find — a very narrow ('/«- or %2-inch) splined chisel with an angled blade. The reason for this size and shape is that it is driven
Now that old spline has been removed from this boudoir chair, and the chair has been refinished, it is ready to receive new prewoven cane.
down into the groove and imder the old spline. You can do the job with a screwdriver iI no narrow chisel is available, bui be careful because you don't want to damage or widen the groove.
If the chair to be rccaned needs repair or reft 11 is hi rig. do the work before applying the cane.
caners all too often end up with the webbing at a slight angle in the seal. Strive to lay the cane so that the lines of holes run straight from front to back and from side to side. If they don't, you'll end up with an odd looking seat. We have found two aids to solving the alignment problem.
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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.